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Yannick Schütte: Lead Fish Story: On the Cultural Logic of Fluidity in Architecture
Lead Fish Story: On the Cultural Logic of Fluidity in Architecture
(p. 259 – 276)

Yannick Schütte

Lead Fish Story: On the Cultural Logic of Fluidity in Architecture

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  • digital media
  • digital culture
  • ecology
  • cultural critic
  • capitalism
  • economics
  • art

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Yannick Schütte

is a researcher and writer interested in the cultural and spatial ramifications of information technology and digital media. Drawing on architecture, media theory, philosophy of science and literary studies his current research centers around the aesthetic and poetological dimensions of knowledge ­production. Schütte holds a Master’s degree in ­European Media ­Studies from University of Potsdam and a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Studies from Leuphana University Lüneburg with a visit at Université Bordeaux Montaigne. After two years working at Humboldt University Berlin’s Cluster of Excellence “Matters of Activity” he has recently joined Berlin-based art publisher Hatje Cantz. Schütte’s publications include “Richtungslose Relationen. Über Die Beziehung von Mensch und technischem Objekt,” in Mensch und Welt im Zeichen der Digitalisierung, ed. Anna Henkel et al. (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2019).
Mathias Denecke (ed.), Holger Kuhn (ed.), ...: Liquidity, Flows, Circulation

It has become a truism that capital circulates, that data, populations and materials flow, that money offers liquidity. Placed at the intersection of art, media and cultural studies as well as economic theory, the volume investigates the Cultural Logic of Environmentalization. As flows, circulations and liquidity resurface in all aspects of recent culture and contemporary art, this volume investigates the hypothesis of a genuine cultural logic of environmentalization through these three concepts.
It thus brings together two areas of research which have been largely separate. On the one hand, the volume takes up discussions about ecologies with and without nature and environmentalization as a contemporary form of power and capital. On the other hand, the volume takes its cue from Fredric Jameson’s notion that each stage of capitalism is accompanied by a genuine cultural logic. The volume introduces this current of materialist thinking into the ongoing discussions of ecologies and environmentalization. By analyzing contemporary art, architecture, theater, films, and literature, the 15 contributions by scholars and artists explore different fields where liquid forms, semantics of flow, or processes of circulation emerge as a contemporary cultural logic.